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Address: in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1506 842 896
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Description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a...
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
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We had been out and about, mostly to see the Antonine Wall area, but Linlithgow Palace was fairly close by so we went in and were stunned to see how much of it still exists. From... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had been out and about, mostly to see the Antonine Wall area, but Linlithgow Palace was fairly close by so we went in and were stunned to see how much of it still exists. From the tiny photographs in a guide book, I had expected far more of a ruin, but actually it is magnificent. There is a fair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It a large ruin, with lots of rooms you can walk into explore the nooks and crannies. I don't understand why some say its an empty shell. It has some beautiful carving to be seem and great views of the loch and town if you venture up to the top. The loch is a 2.5 miles walk takes about 40... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The best view I had of the Palace was from the motorway on the other side of the Loch though my husband loved our visit. Despite glorious weather, the whole place gave me the heeby-jeebies as I looked down from the highest turret, upon its enormous empty , roofless rooms and windows. A view of an uninspiring small town all... More 

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Thank you for your feedback Linlithgow Palace was built over the course of two centuries and is ideally located between Edinburgh and Stirling. It offered royalty a retreat from their affairs. The palace was where both James and Mary Queen of Scots were born. The “pleasure palace” as it was known offers a unique insight into renaissance royalty life. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

From the outside you expect a derelict shell but on the inside there are so many stairs, nooks ad crannies to explore. At the centre there is a fountain (currently being cleaned). The price tag of £5.50 is value for money. The onsite member of staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The outside leads to a little loch and a... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed looking around the Palace. Lots of nooks and crannies that children will enjoy exploring. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

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Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After a 20 min train journey from Edinburgh Waverley and we arrived at Linlithgow. This is one of the most picturesque places to see in Scotland. The Palace is somewhere you can wonder around at your leisure and take in all the history, without being pestered. The Lake is a magnet for visitors, in a magnificent setting. At one time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped by here on a trip where I had time to spare. Wasn't sure what to expect at first but I don't think I'd ever have expected it to be this beautiful. The depth of history soaked into it is right there. Free to wander around at your own leisure, plenty write ups to explain what's what. Great value for... More 

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Livingston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well worth a visit. A real historical site that has an atmosphere and spectacular surroundings too. The Palace is an amazing building that is hundreds of years old.and still feels important, even today.

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Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The students who lead the tour are dressed in costume, and have so much knowledge about the palace and people who lived there. The setting is very picturesque. You can climb the tower to overlook the city. You can walk the paths in the park and feed the ducks and geese in the lake. You can look through the chapel... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Took the opportunity to visit the Palace without the usual throng of tourists you get in the summer .What a pleasure to walk around unimpeded, climbing the staircase on the corner tower ,no hold ups and no jostling at the top with the best view of Linlithgow and the Loch spread out before you .I have been here many times... More 

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